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Vertical Fields

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107476D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pokala, SN: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided are techniques for displaying input and selection information in a vertical manner in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional approaches.

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Vertical Fields

      Provided are techniques for displaying input and selection
information in a vertical manner in order to overcome deficiencies
with conventional approaches.

      Provide users with conventional horizontal controls and display
techniques.  In addition, provide the following enhancements:
      O    Data entry fields which accept conventional keyboard or
pointer input but display results in a vertical manner.
      O    Selection fields which accept conventional keyboard or
pointer interaction but display choices and selection a emphasis in a
vertical manner.
      O    Allow each control type to display choices and inputs
using vertical techniques.
      O    A new class of controls would be provided, e.g., vertical
selection devices.
      O    The technique can extend to other user interface forms.

      Users will notice the following benefits: new functionality,
improved screen usage and layouts, more natural presentation styles,
improved usability.

      Disclosed anonymously.